LaVine leads Bulls past Hawks 97-85

Chicago’s Zach LaVine carried the Bulls over the Hawks last night 97-85 at State Farm Arena. LaVine held a team-high 27 points as he tallied his sixth straight match with 20 points or more.

The Hawks were off to a decent start, outshooting the Bulls in the first quarter 25-22 but matching evenly in the second 19-19.

Trae Young continued to struggle notching only 13 points with 30 minutes on the court, but scoring funks like this don’t last forever. He’s not ready quite yet to be the team leader but you can see he possesses that type of attribute.

Ultimately, the second half would be their (Hawks) demise as Chicago came back to run a route. The two teams are in the process of rebuilding but Chicago has an edge by about three years. The Hawks are hoping to gel a collection of young, budding talent and notable veterans to make a run over the next few seasons.

Speaking of vets, Vince Carter racked up double-digit (12) points to show he still has it while Jeremy Lin continues to struggle with a mere three points.

Hawks Forward Taurean Prince had 16 points and Dewayne Dedmon notched a double-double, scoring 13 points and grabbing 13 boards.

Dedmon and the Hawks will head out for a quick road trip against the Philadelphia 76ers (Monday) and Cleveland Cavaliers (Tuesday).

 

-Jon J.

Photo: Hakim Wright

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